Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
earn less, 81 cents for every dollar a man earns. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy godmother in del ray. they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out but i guess i am the dairy godmother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender cap gap at her operation but she is not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store i can't i am not viced that the gap andic it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: accord >> reporter: according to a new report, women earn 81 cents compared to a dollar if men. >> the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the yearly median income, that work out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year. >> disappointing as a woman. >> reporter: the report found men and women working in construction had the same median income but other industries didn't fare so well. >> i think that restaurant business is one of the pleas whe
Sep 12, 2010 8:00am EDT
. >> reporter: jennifer davis, fox 5 news. >> jane joseph, jr.,. >>> families read the names of loved ones in the trade center collapse. others wore ribbons in a show of solidarity in new york. >>> in shanksville, pennsylvania, first lady and barbara bush met with families of victims and spoke to a crowd of a thousand. >>> and a pastor who threatened to burn copies of the koran did not go through with his plan. arrived -- he arrived with hopes of meeting emam. john henrehan has the story. >> reporter: among the hundreds of tourists visiting in front of the white house on a saturday morning, a rather small group of protestors assembled. four people carrying signs. andrew meacham was carrying a paper back copy of the koran and anti-abortion protestor randall terry believes parts of the koran are hateful and dangerous to nonmuslims. >> the punishment of those who engage against war with ala that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and feet should be cut off on opposite sides. >> we are sawing mohammed is a false prophet, and that is a capital offense and it calls for us to be
Sep 12, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. as fox 5's jennifer davis reports the gender gap is the 14th higher in the country and higher than the national gap as well. >> reporter: women are celebrated at the dairy god mother in delray. >> thank you. >> they are working in all parts of the popular frozen custard shop which is owned by and named after a woman. >> i didn't think about it that way when i first started out. but yes, i am the dairy god mother. >> reporter: liz davis is proud to say there is no gender gap at her operation. but not shocked to hear there is a big one outside her store. >> i am not surprised at that gap. i think it will continue to improve and improve as time goes by. >> reporter: according to a new report women in virginia earn an average of 81 cents for every dollar that men earn. that difference is larger than in most other states. >> for the same job, they ought to get the same pay. >> reporter: but they don't. the commonwealth institute says the hourly wage gap between the sexes in virginia in 2008 was $3.59. for the merely median income that works out to a difference of nearly $16,000 a year.
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, was a supporter of mayor fenty during the election and jennifer davis has more on this. >> reporter: the big question everyone's been asking is will michelle rhee stay honest when vincent gray is rung the city. the two sat down and the only news is no news to report. michelle rhee was quiet as she walked into the meeting at high noon with the d.c. council chair have an sent gray and as the two scared -- squared off, they decided not to talk about it. after the meeting, a serious looking rhee looked on and let gray do all the talking. >> the chance that finished was a productive meeting and what we agree upon, we want the best for our kids in the district of columbia. >> reporter: gray said that this is not a decision-making meeting but a philosophical discussion in general and said nothing was discussed about rhee's future with the school system. >> we'll have those conversations inar later discussion and we did not talk about chancellor rhee, we talked about the state of education in the city. >> reporter: despite repeated questions from reporters, rhee stayed mum inside and outside the wil